Spirituality

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Seeing Everyone’s Innocence What Happens When We Drop The Assumption that Someone Could be Different From How They Are? I’m talking with a friend, a mohawked guy sitting in front of the brick fireplace, fire gently cracking, a young couple cuddled on the front porch under a starless sky—and my…

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meditation

Meditation Resource Guide Four Simple Suggestions to Deepen Your Awakening You’ve checked out the introduction to meditation, the guided meditation, the written guided meditation, and now you want to keep going. You know that what is most important is simply to practice, but you want more guidance. There are a…

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bodyscanmeditation

Body Scan: A Guided Meditation Awareness and Equanimity in the Flesh Here’s a great way to find more energy, release tension, and slip in a quick meditation. You can practice as you read this article—although for many, it is easier with eyes closed. You can go quickly or slowly, depending…

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Ken Wilber Superhuman Religion

What Do All Religions Have In Common? Ken Wilber on Universal and Timeless Wisdom (The Perennial Philosophy) The following text is a shortened version of an interview between Treya Killam Wilber and Ken Wilber in Grace and Grit, a heartbreaking and beautiful story of deep love, loss, and spiritual awakening….

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judgement is impossible

Judgment is Impossible And It Generally Doesn’t Make Us Happy Some of the world’s greatest wisdom traditions teach that to get what you want, look at removing that which you don’t want.[1] So, one way to get happiness is to remove all the things that make us unhappy. And one…

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spiritualbypassing

Ninety-Nine Sure Signs of Spiritual Bypassing “The idea of “spiritual bypass” is simple: It’s when we use our spiritual beliefs and experiences as a way to deny our deeper and more sincere life needs. These sincere needs may be around belonging, career, money, power, self-expression, or sexuality.” ~ Mark Forman…

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How to Succeed at Anything

Whatever You Do, Do it With Love “I’ve often said you could give a wonderful workshop just reading the phone book and if you read it with love and that love infuses every name you read; then you teach it.” – Ken Wapnick The secret to succeeding at anything is…

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Awareness is Love

A Painful Equation: Awareness is Love A discussion of awareness, reality, and love “Awareness is love.” Someone said this to me the other day and it struck me on a guttural level. I am sure I had heard it before, but that day it really stuck with me. Awareness is…

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If You’re Not Doing This, You’re Forgiving Wrong True Forgiveness: Correcting Misapplications of Forgiveness I find that forgiveness is often misunderstood. I often misapply it (but I’m forgiving myself for it). The First Mistake: Forgiveness Means Someone Else Screwed Up First, there is the common notion that forgiveness means pardoning…

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bluehair

In My Defenselessness My Safety Lies How Defensiveness and Unhappiness Go Hand in Hand A good idea, community, or spirituality speaks for itself and doesn’t need defending. If criticism isn’t true, those falsehoods will be borne out over time. If criticism is well founded, the ideas need improvement and can…

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